Tuesdays with Dorie: Chocolate Chunkers

This week’s recipe was chosen by Claudia at Fool for Food. It can also be found on pg. 70 of Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan.

Mike, Bo, and I traveled up north this weekend because both Mike and I had dentist appointments. Bo had fun staying with his Grandma and Grandpa while Mike and I had our teeth cleaned!

When I saw this recipe, I knew I would have to wait until after we came back to make these, because the recipe called for “premium” chocolate. When I think of premium chocolate there is only one place I think of — Graham’s. Yumm-o! Besides, there’s nothing more exciting than combine a dentist visit with chocolate! Dentists love it when we eat tons of sweets!

While I worked and Bo napped, Mike made the Graham’s run for all of the chocolate that is needed for these heavy duty cookies.

On Sunday night, Mike and I tackled making the cookies after Bo was in bed. First, I measured out the dry ingredients and melted the chocolate with butter for the dough part of the chunker.

I blended the eggs, sugar, and vanilla. Then I added the melted chocolate mixture, and finally, I added the dry ingredients. All in my lovely, KitchenAid. God’s gift — I’m tellin‘ ya.
Mike was a sweetheart and chopped the chocolate and peanuts for me. Since these are chunkers, I needed chunks. Oh, the irony.
Finally, I was able to combine all of the crunchies and the dough to make a very rich looking cookie dough. I scooped heaping tablespoons onto the cookie sheets and shoved these bad boys into the oven.
I ended up with some really chocolatey chunkers!! These are RICH!! Definitely a cookie you’ll want a big glass of milk with!! I couldn’t eat more than one. Mike had two and said, “These aren’t a cookie, they’re a meal.” I asked if I could quote him. Of course, he said yes.

8 thoughts on “Tuesdays with Dorie: Chocolate Chunkers

  1. your cookie post is great, but that masthead photo almost made me cry. i remember when my kids were little and into everything — what a wonderful baby.

  2. So sweet that your husband helped out. Mine gets panicky when I chop things since I’m a little accident prone. These cookies are SO rich and beg to be served with milk. Great job!

  3. Oh yeah, these are good stuff. And you are right – is there anything better than a KA?? (I mean, other than our biys, who, BTW, cry more than the KA)

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